It can be very difficult when looking at a website, catalogue or even the pallet truck in its shiny new state to assess how robust the machine is. Of course, if it’s only going to be used rarely, run over perfect floors and dusted down regularly it hardly matters but the reality is usually somewhat different!
Whilst most pump trucks are supplied with nylon wheels, there are important alternatives if your operation requires it. What are the pros and cons of each wheel type?
There’s a wide range of pump trucks from very short to very long and very narrow to very wide! However, the vast majority of pallet trucks are used to handle two pallet types. The traditional British pallet aka the GKN pallet is 1200mm x 1000mm or 48ins x 40ins, the Euro pallet is 1200mm x 800mm. Between them they make up most of the pallets in use in the UK.
Standard, Low or High Profile Pallet Trucks?
The majority of pallets, regardless of the materials from which they are made, are designed to allow a standard pallet truck to pass comfortably underneath and then lift the pallet clear of the floor and here at HallmarkFIX we consider these to be routine.
Typically, a hand pallet truck has a rated capacity of 2000kgs to 2500kgs which is more than enough for most jobs considering that full pallets often weigh no more than 1200kgs. If you’ve tried pulling a loaded pump truck you’re probably wondering how on earth a 2.5 ton load can be moved around!